Photos, movies, documents on your phones, tablets and laptops. Working (or studying) from home, our lives have never been more digital. Which only means that the need for securing all this data has never been greater. Enter the Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive.
It is extremely common today to have multiple repositories of data with all the devices that we use. This could range from important work related documents, to (maybe even more important) picture and videos of moments to treasure for years to come.
While cloud storage is extremely easily accessible today, there is still a place and a need to have a physical backup and storage that you can simply carry around. The Seagate Backup Plus Slim does well to fulfill that need.
Available at 1 TB and 2 TB, Seagate sent us the 2TB version to review. the Seagate Backup Plus Slim portable hard-disk comes in seven different colours and polished metal finish. It comes in a small form factor at 114.8mm in length and 78mm in width. At a height of only 11.7mm and weighing at about 0.12kg, it easily fits into your laptop bag, backpack or even a pocket.
Connectivity is pretty standard with USB 3.0, at it works with both Windows 7 or higher and macOS 10.11 or higher with features such as customized backup and folder mirroring. While it works interchangeably with both Windows and Mac out of the box, reformatting may be required for use with Time Machine.
File transfers are consistent to standards and speed depends on whether it is connected to a USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port.
On the inside, the Seagate Backup Plus Slim still has all the moving parts that make a hard disk drive work – unlike a solid state drive. While visually the polished metal looks good, the rest of the HDD is housed within a plastic case – neither of which offer any sort of shock protection. I would still be wary of any drops from height with this HDD.
In addition to the storage space, the Seagate Backup Plus Slim also comes bundled with value added software features that are really quite sweet.
First up, you get a 1-year subscription to Mylio Create. Mylio is an app that brings together all your photos into one convenient library. No more hunting through your phone, social media, and computer to find the one photo you want.
More importantly, whats a backup drive without a Rescue Data Recovery Service Plan. For all the reasons that could cause you to lose your data, the Seagate Backup Plus Slim includes a 2-year Rescue Data Recovery Service Plan. When in need, activate Seagate’s professional team to help recover your precious memories and files when it matters most.
The Seagate Backup Plus Slim is available at around SGD 100. A very decent price point for a balance of design, form factor, storage space and the bundled features.
The Seagate Backup Plus Slim is a good option to keep those memories mobile, secure with the added security of recovery due to mishaps.